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By sporran
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I'm not sure if it's just me, but I find myself more and more looking at articles on the BBC News website and thinking "Really? This is news?"

Here's one from today: Hapless attempt at parallel parking in Belfast is internet hit

It's even more prevalent on some of the magazine articles in the sport section - for example, there was a fairly long piece of "research" put up earlier in the year about who were the best football managers, which was based on a table of the number of wins each manager in the football league had.

I'm not sure if it's down to the beeb trying to replicate some of the strategy that's been successful for the Mail online, or a consequence of budget cuts or perhaps just the general dumbing down of the media. Has anyone else noticed this sort of trend?
 
By Daley Mayle
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This parking story was on the Whine show today. An elderly woman was having problems with parking and was filmed by some students who were shouting their derision at her. I watched the clip and she did manage to park her car, her driving skills were suspect but I thought the students were boorish louts. I'm sure that the Mail will soon pick this up and describe it as hilarious.
 
By spoonman
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In fairness this has been a major viral hit over here since the end of last week. It's also nice I suppose to have a mention of a viral video mentioned which didn't take place within the M25.

Also, Fiztroy Avenue and the Holyland - many good nights spent there during my student days. :twisted: It is not the greatest for parking though and you'd have to be foolish to park your car there overnight without a steering wheel lock due to the amount of joyriding spides in the area.

I'll agree though that outside of BBC NI's news programmes, it must be a slow news day for the main network.
 
By Malcolm Armsteen
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Daley Mayle wrote:This parking story was on the Whine show today. An elderly woman was having problems with parking and was filmed by some students who were shouting their derision at her. I watched the clip and she did manage to park her car, her driving skills were suspect but I thought the students were boorish louts. I'm sure that the Mail will soon pick this up and describe it as hilarious.
HuffPo had it in hours. I saw it, it was old-fashioned cyber bullying.
By mattomac
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Generally when I listen to the Jeremy Whine show I become one of those people who moan about the Television License he has the most contemptible people phone up and of course the sane listeners only appear in emails in which he can dismiss as he did yesterday (Which as a host I didn't think was his place to do so).
 
By spoonman
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Daley Mayle wrote:This parking story was on the Whine show today. An elderly woman was having problems with parking and was filmed by some students who were shouting their derision at her. I watched the clip and she did manage to park her car, her driving skills were suspect but I thought the students were boorish louts. I'm sure that the Mail will soon pick this up and describe it as hilarious.
The students in question did offer to park the car for the driver in question, so they weren't exactly louts. The video was mildly amusing less so for the parking attempt and more so for the "running commentary" in the Irish vein of not taking many things too seriously - though the Ballymena/North Antrim accent did grate. :shock:

Lets just say the Holyland in Belfast has a "reputation", though not as bad as say 5-10 years ago.
 
By Daley Mayle
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spoonman wrote:
Daley Mayle wrote:This parking story was on the Whine show today. An elderly woman was having problems with parking and was filmed by some students who were shouting their derision at her. I watched the clip and she did manage to park her car, her driving skills were suspect but I thought the students were boorish louts. I'm sure that the Mail will soon pick this up and describe it as hilarious.
The students in question did offer to park the car for the driver in question, so they weren't exactly louts. The video was mildly amusing less so for the parking attempt and more so for the "running commentary" in the Irish vein of not taking many things too seriously - though the Ballymena/North Antrim accent did grate. :shock:

Lets just say the Holyland in Belfast has a "reputation", though not as bad as say 5-10 years ago.

Do you realise your Avatar moves in perfect time to the music on R2? It was just rockin' along to Tina Turner belting out River Deep Mountain High.
 
By oboogie
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Daley Mayle wrote: Do you realise your Avatar moves in perfect time to the music on R2? It was just rockin' along to Tina Turner belting out River Deep Mountain High.
You're right! .....and I haven't even got Radio 2 on, I had to sing along to them.
I reckon they would be in sync with every single Status Quo song too.
 
By youngian
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Audio from Paula White presenting her last show on BBC Radio Stoke after “a couple of drinks” has been circulating online after it appeared on Radiofail.

She started her last show at 1pm Friday afternoon but 30 minutes later she was replaced after listeners presumed she was drunk. One text from a listener said “Paula you sound drunk” to which Paula replied “I’m not drunk, I’ve had a couple of drinks I’m not drunk” followed by a long laugh.

Because it was her last show Paula said she’s not playing the songs she’s suppose to play but will take requests because she’s having a party.

Computer equipment failed to work which lead to moments of silence and filling.

After 30 minutes fellow presenter Dan Siegertsz appeared after a song saying Paula was not quite feeling well so took the rest of the afternoon off.
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Although to be fair she is following a Reithian era tradition-

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By Kreuzberger
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lord_kobel wrote:I'm guessing it's supposed to go along with Haddaway - What Is Love.
This the one animated gif that I don't object to. It syncs pretty much perfectly with my beats which are invariably at 126 bmp.
 
By Projective Unity
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Thought that "Poverty Porn" like Benefits Street were confined to C4 and C5's domain? Think again as the BBC wants a bite of that cherry.
BBC to pit low-paid against each other in Hunger Games-style show to find Britain's Hardest Grafter

The BBC will make the unemployed and low-paid workers compete against each other for a cash prize in a controversial Hunger Games-type show to find “Britain’s Hardest Grafter”.

Only the UK’s lowest-paid workers will be invited to compete to “show their worth” in the reality show, capitalising on the trend for “poverty porn” established by the Channel 4 series, Benefits Street.

Applications for Britain’s Hardest Grafter, which will be screened on BBC2, are limited to those currently earning less than £15,500 per year.
“At the end of each episode, those who have produced the least will be eliminated and by the end of the process, just one worker will remain. The winner will receive in the region of £15,000 which is a year’s living wage (outside of London).”
Twenty Twenty said participants would be paid a compensatory figure “not below the national minimum wage” for the length of their contribution to the programme.
Sounds appalling, but I suppose the public gets what the public wants.
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